Maestros of Indian Classical Music

Features, Indian Indie Music / by Atit Sharma / Nov 15, 2016

Indian classical music is deep-rooted in Indian culture which is composed of traditions, history, tunes. Few great artists have mastered the art in varied ways and taken it across the globe. These few great artists went through enough of training.

Indian classical music creates harmony of stories and sagas. The music is created out of swaras and the lyrics recites the tale of love, friendship and devotion. The tunes of harmonium, sitar, table, tanpura and the bansuri blend with the vocals of classical singers that creates a creative magic.

Indian classical musicians bring an old traditional values and culture by training and discipline for years.

Pandit Jasraj

Pandit Jasraj is an Indian classical vocalist. He hails from Mewati gharana of Hindustani classical music. Jasraj was born in Village Pili Mandori. Pandit Jasraj have a following all over the world. His voice resonates his richness. He got knowledge of music from his father Pandit Motiram.
He have been awarded the India’s second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan and also the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, the third and fourth highest civilian awards. He also has to his honors various awards given by the various state governments.

Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is basically disciple of the Sitar Maestro Pt. Ravi Shankar. Bhatt’s music knowledge has its base its origin in Mughal emperor’s Akbar’s court musician Tansen and his guru, the hindi mystic Swami Haridas.
Pt. Vishwa Mohan is a Grammy Award winner and has amalgamated western and classical music. He has uniquely been able to present the Indian Classical music at international level. He has created Mohan Veena, an Indianised western Hawaiian guitar. Bhatt has achieved the international recognition due to the creation of Mohan Veena.

Pandit Ronu Majumdar

Pandit Ronu Majumdar have deep-rooted knowledge and training in flute playing. He hails from the Maihar gharana. Pt. Ronu Majumdar is a global figure in flute. He has collaborated with top artists like George Harrison, John Hassels, and Indian Maestros like Pt. Ravi Shankar, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi and Pt. Jasraj.
Majumdar have taken the flute at global levels and has been the awaareded various awards. He runs Sadhna School of music in Chicago, USA.

Pandit Satish Vyas

A Padma Shri holder and A Santoor Maestro Pandit Satish Vyas was fortunate enough to born to Padma Bhushan holder Late Pandit CR Vyas, his first guru. His second guru and Padma Vibhushan holder Pt. Shivkumar Sharma Helped Vyas master the santoor.
Pt. Vyas is not just a maestro in music but academically too have good records. He earned a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in science and management and even began establishing the career in the business world.
He has been performing the concerts at all over the world since last 30 years in countries like US, UK, Japan, Australia and most parts of Europe.

Ustad Nishat Khan

World renowned and leading sitar player Ustad Nishat Khan is a master when it comes to rendering the chords of his instrument. Ustad Nishat Khan started playing at the age of seven. He hails from one of the leading families of North India who is into music since last seven generations. He is son and disciple of Ustad Imrat Khan , his music is unique fusion of Indian and contemporary styles.
He has performed on global platforms with artists like John McLaughlin, Philip Glass, Elevyn Glennie. A classical player who have contemporary approach , Khan has also performed at various film festivals in India.

Atit Sharma
Atit works with an e-commerce company & follows music as a fanatic. In his word “Life is a dream for me and music is my ventilator, can’t live without it.”

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